Phoenix, Arthur

Birth Date

5th March 1902

Birthplace

Patricroft, England

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Often known as ‘Ginger Phoenix,’ he played for Hadfield and then Glossop before signing for Birmingham City in May 1923.

At the end of the 1923-24 season, he moved to Aston Villa, having made three league outings for Birmingham.

He then played for Barnsley, and moved to Exeter City for the 1926-27 season. He made his debut for the Grecians and score din the 4-4 draw at Norwich City in September 1926.

He was to remain at City for three seasons, before being released on a free transfer.

Phoenix then had one season with Wigan Borough (25 league appearances) and spent a few months with Bath City, before returning to the Football League with Torquay United in 1930-31 (18 league matches) and then Mansfield Town in 1931-322 (3 league outings).

He spent one season with French Second Division team, Racing Club de Paris, but in 1933, he had signed for Sandbach Ramblers in the Cheshire League.

After a few months he ended the 1933-34 season with Shelbourne in the League of Ireland.

Phoenix played in the Birmingham and District League in 1934-35, appearing for Brierley Hill Alliance.

His career came to an end in 1935-36 when playing for Ballymena United in the Irish League and seven games for Mossley.

Arthur Pheonix died on the 3rd of April 1979.

Appearances

52

Goals

9

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